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Darby Smart Coasters DIY

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A few months ago I was chosen as a Darby Smart designer, and it took me no time to figure out what craft I wanted to do! I bought materials from the Darby Smart online supply store, and went to work on my wood slice coasters as soon as everything arrived.


  • Wood slices
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Felt
  • White paint pen
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Clear Finish spray (optional)

Step No. 1 - Paint the top of each wood slice with black acrylic paint. I got mine from Michael's, they have lots of paint options. A variation would be to buy chalkboard paint instead of regular acrylic.

Step No. 2 - While paint is drying, cut out circular shapes out of the piece of felt (also got from Michael's) to place on the bottom of your wood slices. You don't want your coasters scratching your table!

Step No. 3 - Attach the felt pieces to the bottom of the slices with Elmer's Craft Bond spray adhesive. I chose spray adhesive just because it's convenient and easy to use, but other adhesives would work just as well.

Step No. 4 - Use the white paint pen to write whatever you want on the coasters. I wrote "Cheers" in four different languages, but you could write fun messages like "Bottoms up!"

Step No. 5 - If you want, you can seal your coasters with a clear finishing spray. This would hopefully prevent them from getting ruined if they get wet from glasses. 

Step No. 6 - Invite some friends over for drinks and enjoy your unique, new coasters!